Hip and knee surgeons from OrthoCarolina, along with delegates from the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS), visited with legislative leaders on Capitol Hill recently to discuss concerns related to patient access to joint replacement surgery.

Brian Curtin, MD, Bo Mason, MD, and Bryan Springer, MD—all of who practice at the OrthoCarolina Hip and Knee Center in Charlotte, NC—and the delegation from AAHKS met with legislative leaders, including those from North Carolina, to discuss ways to prevent these patients from being denied care, and to search for alternative models that are inclusive of these challenging patients.

They sought to help create programs that assist patients with health optimization prior to surgery and institutionalized support for this complex care, notes a media release from OrthoCarolina.

Per the release, Curtin serves as membership chair of AAHKS, Mason serves as Board Member at Large, and Springer serves as Education Council Chair.

[Source: OrthoCarolina]